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Air Pollution

  • C. Gries
  • Frederick W. Lipfert
  • Morton Lippmann
  • T. H. Nash

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 4 / 4C)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. T. H. Nash III, C. Gries
    Pages 1-29
  3. Morton Lippmann
    Pages 31-71
  4. Frederick W. Lipfert
    Pages 73-181
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-188

About this book

Introduction

Environmental Chemistry is a relatively young science. Interest in this subject, however, is growing very rapidly and, although no agreement has been reached as yet about the exact content and limits of this interdisciplinary subject, there appears to be increasing interest in seeing environmental topics which are based on chemistry embodied in this subject. One of the first objectives of Environmental Chemistry must be the study of the environment and of natural chemical processes which occur in the environment. A major purpose of this series on Environmental Chemistry, therefore, is to present a reasonably uniform view of various aspects of the chemistry of the environment and chemical reactions occurring in the environment. The industrial activities of man have given a new dimension to Environmental Chemistry. We have now synthesized and described over five million chemical compounds and chemical industry produces about one hundred and fifty million tons of synthetic chemicals annually. We ship billions of tons of oil per year and through mining operations and other geophysical modifications, large quantities of inorganic and organic materials are released from their natural deposits. Cities and metropolitan areas of up to 15 million inhabitants produce large quantities of waste in relatively small and confined areas. Much of the chemical products and waste products of modern society are released into the environment either during production, storage, transport, use or ultimate disposal. These released materials participate in natural cycles and reactions and frequently lead to interference and disturbance of natural systems.

Keywords

Air pollution Gesundheitswesen Umwelt chemistry ecology environment environmental chemistry environmental science health industry pollution production protection of the environment public health transport

Authors and affiliations

  • C. Gries
    • 1
  • Frederick W. Lipfert
    • 2
  • Morton Lippmann
    • 3
  • T. H. Nash
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Botany/MicrobiologyArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.NorthportUSA
  3. 3.Anthony J. Lanza Research LaboratoriesInstitute of Environmental MedicineTuxedoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-47343-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-14997-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47343-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-979X
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-864X
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